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How to do Research for a College Paper: STEP 1: What do you already KNOW?

Brainstorm

Choosing Topics

Choose a TOPIC that INTERESTS YOU!

Maintaining an interest in your topic is crucial to a successful research propject.

Keywords

 These  become KEYWORDS

that will help you search for information.

Keywords are:

  • The main concepts in your question
  • Descriptive words
  • Synonyms and related terms

Activity

Take a minute to jot down what you already know about your topic.